Homegrown Live Music Festival

Homegrown Live Music Festival celebrates its 11th year as a major fundraiser for Joe’s M.I.L.L. on Saturday May 4, 2019. The one-day festival will showcase some of Kingston’s best musicians at multiple venues in downtown Kingston, while providing much needed support to the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.).

An all access bracelet for the festival is only $10 and is available at the door. 

The 2019 lineup includes more than 140 local bands and musicians, performing in 13 genres in 15  venues, showcasing their talents in a wide variety of music genres: rock, blues, jazz, Celtic, folk, electroacoustic, and more. Festival bracelets allow live music access to the entire event, which offers performances from noon to 2 AM. Homegrown Live is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Downtown Kingston! B.I.A., Kingston Sound Works, 98.9 The Drive, HG Concepts, Kingstonist.com, MusicFly.ca, Peter Finnegan of BMO-Nesbitt Burns, Renaissance Music and the Kingston Whig-Standard.

 About Us

Homegrown Live is a music festival which has been celebrating live music in Kingston, Ontario for 8 years. Join us on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Kingston’s top live music venues, and help raise money for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library. This event has been a huge success in past years due to the hundreds of volunteers and local businesses that have stood behind us and supported this tremendous community effort. Let’s do our best to make 2019 every bit as successful as the past Homegrown Live Music festivals of the past.



In order to pull off this amazing event we are always in search of volunteers. We can always use help with promoting through social Media, putting up posters, and photography and videography to capture these great local acts. If this is something that you would like to help out with, please get in touch with us.

Help Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Homegrown Live donates all proceeds to the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.). Click on the above links to learn more about this great organization!!


To Become a Sponsor

For information on how your business can become a sponsor of Homegrown Live please contact: Tom Stewart.




NAME  |  Homegrown Live Music Festival

WEBSITE  |  http://homegrownlive.ca/



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